Paedophile found stabbed to death at home
A murder hunt is under way after a man thought to be a former child sex offender was found stabbed to death.
The victim, found at business premises in Wandsworth, south London, also suffered “non-fatal injuries” to other parts of his body, police said.
Grim picture of detention centre life
A detainee was held at a notorious immigration centre for two years without any of the staff realising, a scathing report reveals today. Workers at Oakington Immigration Reception Centre, in Cambridge, were described as distant, inexperienced and unaware of detainees’ personal circumstances in an official assessment by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.
Council ghettos may return as recession kills mixed estates
Housing associations are to stop building mixed estates of privately owned and social rented homes, prompting fears of a return to Sixties-style council ghettos, The Times has learnt.
For the first time in 20 years, new “affordable” estates of hundreds or even thousands of homes will no longer include houses for private sale because of the credit crunch.
Services ‘in chaos’ as three die
A social services department being probed after the murder of two babies has been branded “chaotic and dangerous” in a separate report on a third tot’s death.
The independent inquiry into Baby A — who died of natural causes in his pram — revealed Doncaster social services had had ten calls about violence, child cruelty and drug abuse before his death last December.